Strolling the aisles of ICAST, officially known as the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, in search of top new tackle makes us feel like kids in the proverbial candy store. What could be better than methodically making your way down rows of booths filled with the latest gear to help us have more fun and catch more fish?
In fact, the hardest part is taking it all in, without being overwhelmed. It’s not unlike walking into a sprawling tackle shop or well-stocked fishing section in a large outdoor retailer. Where do you start?
To help fellow fishing fans begin processing it all, we offer this rundown of 10 top new fishing gear items. Pulled from a variety of categories—selected to compliment those covered in other new-product highlights on lures, reels, and bass baits—it provides a sampling, in alphabetical order, of what ICAST had to offer.